Issues with my 1994 Cobra

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  1. jws4621

    jws4621 New Member

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    I was installing a new stereo tonight and found these two things.

    First my steering shaft seems to have a bearing hanging out of it?

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    Second this is looking under the dash on the drivers side under the radio. Hard to get a good pic of it but there is a blue box with two connectors undone. What does this box do?

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    I have owned it about two weeks so I haven't learned all about it yet.

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. SVTstang96

    SVTstang96 Well-Known Member

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    I don't know much about the bearing issue on the steering shaft, but the blue box is your airbag module. With those unplugged you wont have airbags. Disconnect the battery and plug them in. You might have a error code (light) after. Google "mustang airbag code 52" and there will be how-to's on how to reset the code and your good to go as long as there are no other issues.
     
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    After smashing my first Stang pretty good and the bags deployed after I tried to start it again . I don't use the bags anymore lol
     
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    Seems the lower bearing is actually a pretty common issue at one point. The only problem is no one makes a new one now. Any idea's if the steering shafts are basically the same all the way to 2004?

    Doesn't seem to effect anything. The steering shaft is solid basically all the way to the other end other than the joints. I don't believe a failure of this particular deal will be catastrophic.

    I would like to replace it though.
     
  5. SVTstang96

    SVTstang96 Well-Known Member

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    94-04 all the same. I have one just sitting on my shelf. Mine has some slop but dont know what it is yet so I will keep it until I know of I need it or not.